Tag Archives: Microsoft

Bill Gates Donates $50M To Alzheimer’s Research

The Associated Press reports: Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. Gates ...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Made $10 Billion Today

CNN Money reports: Amazon stock jumped 13.5% on Friday after the company turned in another incredible earnings report — more than a quarter-billion dollars in profit in three months. CEO Jeff Bezos owned nearly 80 million shares in Amazon as of August, according to the most recent available data from FactSet. He made more than $10 billion from the one-day ...

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Supreme Court To Hear DOJ’s Digital Privacy Case

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy. The justices will review a federal appeals ruling that the Trump administration says has become a major obstacle in criminal probes. Already, Google Inc. ...

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Bill Gates Meets Trump, Compares Him To JFK [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President-elect Donald Trump has an opportunity to establish “American leadership through innovation,” Bill Gates told CNBC on Tuesday. “A lot of his message has been about … where he sees things not as good as he’d like,” the billionaire Microsoft co-founder said on “Squawk Box.” “But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and ...

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Bill Donohue: Microsoft Shows Hate For White Jesus By “Pushing The LGBT Agenda” In Holiday Ad [VIDEO]

Just in from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue: Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say it means whatever their politics dictate. This year it represents an opportunity to exploit Christmas by pushing the LGBT agenda. Microsoft has released a ...

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Microsoft Pulls Plug On IE Versions 8, 9, 10

The Verge reports: Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 next week on January 12th, releasing a final patch encouraging users to upgrade to one of the company’s more recent browsers. The end of support means that these older versions of Internet Explorer will no longer receive security updates or technical support, making anyone who uses ...

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World Net Daily: Microsoft Hates God [VIDEO]

The latest holiday ad from Microsoft features a song in which a line about God does not appear. Therefore they hate the Baby Jesus, says World Net Daily: Microsoft decided to leave God on the cutting-room floor for a commercial featuring “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Producers for the computer giant’s latest television commercial reshuffled lyrics to the popular song ...

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REVIEW: Windows 10

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Introducing Windows 10

Via Engadget: With Windows 10’s launch little more than a week away, Microsoft kicked off its marketing storm last night with the first commercial for the new OS. It’s a bit more direct and human than the company’s infamous Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads, with a focus on children and how they’re growing up with touchscreens and a wealth of new ...

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Tech Industry Coalition Issues Statement Calling For Full Federal LGBT Rights

In response to the ongoing RFRA battles, a coalition of over 100 major tech industry corporations has issued a joint statement calling for full federal LGBT anti-discrimination protections. The values of diversity, fairness and equality are central to our industry. These values fuel creativity and inspiration, and those in turn make the U.S. technology sector the most admired in the ...

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10

Via USA Today: Microsoft unveiled the first details of its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, which they say will span devices from PCs and game consoles to smartphones and tablets. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the company’s operating systems group, says the latest rendition of Windows focused on “more personal computing.” Myerson says Windows 10 targets three pillars: ...

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Take That, Putin

Russia can tear down their monument to Steve Jobs because Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out, but that won’t save their stock market. Via the Telegraph: Apple is now worth more than Russia’s stock market, new data have revealed. The US technology giant’s market capitalisation has overtaken the combined value of all Russian public companies for the first time ...

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Microsoft Previews Windows 10

There is no Windows 9. Via USA Today: Microsoft on Tuesday lifted the veil on the next version of Windows: Windows 10. At an event in San Francisco focused on corporate users, Microsoft previewed early elements of the next generation of its iconic computer operating system. It represents the first step in a whole new generation of Windows, said Microsoft ...

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Cyber Monday: AOL Urges Change Of Passwords, Feds Say Don’t Use Explorer

AOL was hacked today. AOL Inc on Monday urged its tens of millions of email account holders to change their passwords and security questions after a cyber attack compromised about 2 percent of its accounts. The company said it was working with federal authorities to investigate the attack, in which hackers obtained email addresses, postal addresses, encrypted passwords and answers ...

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The End Of Windows XP

Microsoft has announced that as of today it will no longer support its Windows XP operating system. “It’s an old operating system,” said Tom Murphy, director of communications for Windows. “Think of the cellphone you were using in the late ’90s compared to what you see today. XP doesn’t do the things we expect from our PCs or devices today.” ...

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Microsoft Cheers Grammys Wedding

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Microsoft Celebrates Edith Windsor

In a new commercial for Bing, Microsoft celebrates the “heroic women” of 2013, including DOMA champion Edith Windsor and distance swimmer Diana Nyad.

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Microsoft Buys Nokia For $7.2B

Microsoft has purchased Finland-based Nokia’s cell phone business in a $7.2B deal that the New York Times is calling an “audacious effort” to capture the mobile market that has “largely passed it by.” Late Monday, Microsoft and Nokia said 32,000 Nokia employees would join Microsoft as a result of the all-cash deal, which is meant to turn the Finnish mobile ...

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PC Sales Down After Windows 8 Release

According to reports released yesterday by two firms that analyze the computer market, PC sales have dropped steeply since the release of Windows 8. The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it’s starting to look like it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology. As if that news ...

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Bill Gates: Boy Scout Should Lift Gay Ban

(Via Towleroad)

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